Sambriddhi Kharel

Designation : Researcher
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Sambridhi Khalrel received her PhD in Sociology from the University of Pittsburgh, USA. Her dissertation examined the The Dialectics of Identity and Resistance among Dalits in Nepal. She completed her master’s in Sociology and Women’s studies from University of Louisville, KY, USA.

Previously, she was a Senior Research Fellow at Nepa School of Social Science and Humanities. Her research fellowship examined the Gender dimension of Dalit identity, discrimination and resistance among Dalits. She has worked as a gender consultant and researcher on various projects in Nepal.

Some of her publications include ‘Dalits in Nepal: An Example of Qualitative Research Methodology’ in Special Issue: Social Sciences Methodology, Contribution to Nepalese Studies Vol. 39:57-84, Centre for Nepal and Asian Studies (CNAS), Kirtipur, Nepal, and ‘The Struggle for Full Citizenship for Dalits in Nepal: Approaches and Strategies of Dalit Activists’ in Dalits of Nepal: Towards Dignity, Citizenship and Social Justice (Himal Books, 2010), Kathmandu. 

Her research interests lie within the broad framework of social stratification and social inequalities, mainly, intersectionality of caste, class, ethnicity, gender and region, poverty and development, resistance and social movements and agency of marginalized groups.